Morane-Saulnier M.S.760 Paris
1954
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Morane-Saulnier M.S.760 Paris

In January 1953 Morane-Saulnier flew the prototype M.S.755 Fleuret, a two-seat jet trainer which competed with the Fouga Magister for an air force order. The Fleuret lost the competition, but its design formed the basis of the Morane-Saulnier M.S.760 Paris which, designed primarily as a high-speed liaison aircraft, can be considered as a forerunner of the executive jet. The first prototype was flown on 29 July 1954, and interest shown by the French military authorities resulted in orders for the air force and navy, the initial production example designated M.S.760A, flying on 27 February 1958. Orders were received for 109 civil and military use, 36 sets of components being supplied to Argentina for assembly at the government factory in Cordoba, with Brazil acquiring 30 for liaison, photographic survey and training. The initial production version was superseded in 1961 by the M.S.760B Paris II with 480kg thrust Marbore VI turbojets, and when production ended in 1964 a total of 156 aircraft of the two series had been built, including those assembled in Argentina. The final version was the 1963 Marbore VI-powered M.S.760C Paris III, with an enlarged wing but without tip tanks, plus increased fuel in a redesigned fuselage accommodating five or six 'sat-down' passengers. The sole prototype flew for the first time on 28 February 1964 but the variant did not find favour as a business jet and proceeded no further. With the youngest airframe now nearly 30 years old, the Paris is due for replacement. Argentina, with 40 plus aircraft still in service, has selected the FMA Pampa jet trainer, while France, currently operating more than 50, has chosen the TBM700 turboprop.


Specification 
 MODELMS.760 Paris I
 ENGINE2 x Turbomeca Marbore II turbojets, 400kg
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight3470 kg7650 lb
    Empty weight1945 kg4288 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan10.15 m33 ft 4 in
    Length10.05 m33 ft 12 in
    Height2.60 m9 ft 6 in
    Wing area18.00 m2193.75 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed650 km/h404 mph
    Ceiling10000 m32800 ft
    Range1500 km932 miles

Comments
lw, lwjky=webtv.net, 30.05.2011

IIB needs turbofans. less noise.

gbrown, gbrown=darcom1.com, 17.10.2010

How do you get in touch with jack bart re.to the paris jet for sale?

jack bart, tiloup18=aol.com, 10.08.2010

Yes the 760 is a great airplane and I have 2 of them with lots of parts. One aircraft is for sale along with parts also and the other is my personal aircraft. very fast easy to fly but it does burn around 120 gallons an hour. I will sell parts to anyone that needs them to keep these great planes flying. Jack Bart

Chuck, cafrigerio=hotmail.com, 04.08.2010

IŽd very highly appreciate to be addressed to websites containing photos, drawings, 3-views, cutaways, etc. about thus fantastic aircraft
Thank you,
Chuck

Chuck Frigerio, cafq4=hotmail.com, 23.09.2007

Dear Sirs:
Yes, I do have a comment for you. The MS-760 in its basic jet trainer & laison version was built in my own city und-er license in the sixties. It served the Argentine Air For-ce for more than 40 years and today only a few of them rem-ain active. I flew the MS-760 mostly as a passenger but al-so had some chances to pilot it for short periods. The air-plane flies fantastically well. The only problem is its so
thirsty and somehow noisy engines. In other aspects, it's responsive and in some fast maneuvers, it can pull several G's yet it's very docile to handle. I wish it can inspire some VLJ's today and in the near future.
All the best,
Chuck
P/S: please, stay in contact - thank you for this chance.

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